Friday, December 21, 2012

TBS January 2013 Schedule with Rules of Engagement; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 24, 2012)

Rules of Engagement

Sony Pictures Television has sold the cable syndication rights to the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement to Turner Broadcasting's TBS. The series is currently airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country on leading stations in major markets including New York (Tribune), Los Angeles (KCAL9/CBS) and Chicago (WCIU-TV/Weigel). The series will join the TBS schedule on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 airing weekdays at 2:00pm & 2:30pm and also Saturday mornings at 11:00am & 11:30am. As a result, there will be some schedule changes to TBS that will happen either on Jan. 2 or Dec. 31. Among the changes, Home Improvement is being removed from weekdays and will only air weekend mornings from 7-8am, as another My Name is Earl and Fresh Prince will replace it weekdays at 7:30am & 8am. Weekdays from 8:30am-2pm will see timeslot changes, as we have another hour of Fresh Prince at 10:30am & 11am, and According to Jim moving to 12:30pm. Everybody Loves Raymond will be the lead-in (1-2pm) and lead-out (3pm) for Rules of Engagement. In afternoons, Seinfeld at 3:30pm will no longer air, as that airing will move to 6:30pm so Seinfeld will air three in a row from 6:30-8pm. As a result, Friends and King of Queens move up a half-hour.

In primetime, repeats of Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory rule, but an all-new season of Cougar Town of course starts on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10pm! The series will get a Big Bang Theory lead-in from 8-10pm and a lead-out at 10:30pm. Cougar Town will encore at 12 midnight as well following Conan. And before the new season premieres, TBS will host a marathon of the last six episodes from season three (from ABC) on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 1pm-4pm. And the one-hour season three finale will again encore on Monday, Jan. 7 at 12 midnight ET/11pm CT. Penny can! Weeknights in late night remain steady, but My Name is Earl is dropped at 2am. And weekends will pretty much be the same but Rules of Engagement is added on Saturdays from 11am-12pm.
View the full TBS January 2013 schedule. No word yet if Cougar Town will start airing seasons 1-3 episodes regularly, but it doesn't seem like it will happen until season four finishes up. Stay with us!


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of December 24-28, 2012, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, December 24, 2012

  • Bette Midler (Bette) - Bette chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jami Gertz (The Neighbors/Still Standing/Square Pegs) - Jami joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey/Brotherly Love/Gimme a Break!) - Joey bakes gingerbread men cookies on a repeat of Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
  • John Goodman (Roseanne) - Catch John on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Katie Aselton (The League) - Katie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon talks about his career on a repeat of The Jeff Probst Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • John Krasinksi (The Office) - Watch John on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Parsons (The Bing Bang Theory) - Jim appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Richard Lewis (Anything But Love) - Tune in to see Richard on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Julie is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter chats on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland) - Valerie appears on NBC's Today between 10-11am on NBC.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Catch Ted on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Vicki is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Martin Freeman (The Office (UK) ) - Martin appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Champs/Hiller and Diller) - Tune in to see Kevin on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy/Reba) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) - Miranda is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Tune in to see Miley on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia and her daughter, Condola, join the Chew Crew on a repeat of The Chew on ABC at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) - Keke guest co-hosts a repeat of Anderson Live, so check your local listings.
  • Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Vicki and Tim Conway are guests on a repeat of Marie at 12pm on Hallmark Channel.
Leave us comments on our message board or Tweet/Facebook us to let us know what you think of this Friday feature! We do listen!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - TARGET="_blank">Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, October 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Expedition Approximation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Raj test whether they could survive a dark-matter research expedition in a salt mine by simulating the conditions in a steam tunnel. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny seek advice from Wolowitz and Bernadette after they fight about money.

The Millers - "Movin' Out (Carol's Song) (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Carol begins her search for a new apartment, causing Nathan and Debbie to race each other to find her a place that is the farthest away from each of them. During the course of her house-hunting, Carol meets and develops an instant bond with Kip Finkle, her new best friend. Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes joins the cast as Kip Finkle.

American Dad - "Blonde Ambition" (TBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Hayley decides she might get more attention if she becomes a blonde, while Steve and Stan search for a new home for the Smiths.

When her efforts to save the planet prove hopeless, Hayley decides that she might get more attention if she becomes a blonde. Meanwhile, Stan and Steve go on a mission to find a new home for the Smiths.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 20) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, October 20

  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Jason on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jim Rash (Community) - Jim visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds) - Connie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She also discusses her show True Tori on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She can be heard on the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM channel 100.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena chats on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • Tom Lennon (Reno 911!/Sean Saves the World) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) - Melissa appears NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
  • The Cast of The Wonder Years - Danica McKellar, Fred Savage and Josh Saviano reunite on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about bringing faith and family back to the holidays in his new film Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim talks about his book (Food: A Lovey Story) on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) - Clark chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. He will also be on HuffPost Live at 12:30pm. He can be heard on Morning Mash-Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 channel 2 at at 9:45am.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A.) - Scott chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Michael is a guest on HuffPost Live at 2:30pm.
  • Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls) - Jonathan talks about 2 Broke Girls on Arise TV at 7pm on Centric.
  • Katey Sagal (Marry Me/8 Simple Rules/Married with Children) - Katey appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Mike will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.